Learning Path

Security Architecture

Learn to develop resilient security architectures.

What you will learn

In the Security Architecture Learning Path, you will learn to solve security problems by understanding the impact on the business and using a risk-driven approach to prioritize and mitigate security risks. This learning path teaches you the necessary skills to develop business- and risk-driven security architectures. As you progress through the seven courses, you will understand the role that you, a security architect, will play in an organization.

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Security Architecture – The Essentials

Course — 00:44:17

K0004, K0027, K0047, K0109, K0179, K0199, K0255, K0291, K0293

An introduction to the essential elements of security architecture and why it is such an important discipline.

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

Course — 00:52:32

K0047, K0199

Learn about aligning business systems with information systems to achieve business goals and enable the business.

Security Architecture Development Process

Course — 00:37:12

K0005, K0044, K0165, K0211, K0287, S0367

Learn a seven-step process to get your security architecture development started.

Threat Modeling

Course — 00:55:34

K0177, K0469, K0475, K0612, S0229

Find, prioritize and mitigate cybersecurity threats using modeling techniques.

Designing for Security

Course — 00:38:10

K0075, K0170, K0291, K0297, S0022, S0036, S0122, S0141

Learn about developing reusable and proven solutions to reoccurring information security problems.

Case Study

Course — 00:54:53

K0199, K0291, K0474, S0023, S0122

Learn to develop a security architecture that enables a remote workforce while maintaining or increasing the security posture of the organization.

Summary and Conclusion

Course — 00:13:42


We conclude this learning path with review and some final words of advice.

Security Architecture Skills Assessment

Assessment — 60 questions — 00:30:00

Meet the author

I am the CEO & founder of BetterCyber Consulting, a cybersecurity company offering the same level of expertise and service as the “Big Four”, but without the high cost and unnecessary frills, ensuring that all businesses can benefit from effective cybersecurity measures, regardless of their size or budget.

Before leaving corporate America, I held several cybersecurity positions, from operations to strategy and architecture, in Fortune 100 companies, such as PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Marathon Petroleum Corporation. I have a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Airforce University in Argentina, a master’s degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute, and many cybersecurity certifications, including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and GSE (GIAC Security Expert).

The details

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

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